Pok-A-Tok

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Ancient Mayan game. Almost every Mayan city had a ballcourt to play the ball game Pok-A-Tok. Sort of a combination of basketball and soccer,where only the knees, hips and elbows were used to hit the ball to make a goal. Legends say that the the winning captain would present his head to the losing capitan, who then decapitates him. While this may seem a strange reward, the Mayans believed this to be the ultimate honor.The winning captian getting a direct ticket to heaven instead of going through the 13 steps that the Mayan's believed they had to go through in order to reach heaven..

12 responses

  • joe navin

    joe navin   gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Good entry. Voted.

  • uttamkumar pal

    uttamkumar pal said (15 Mar 2010):

    NICE- INFORMATICS PICTURE

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Impressive photograph. It brings this game to life. Como si estuviera volando...

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    sweet shot mr noll! love how you captured the action!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Tremaine

    Tremaine gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Great shot! from what I understand that ball is heavy and does hurt.

  • Sandi Marasco

    Sandi Marasco said (12 Apr 2010):

    Fantastic shot!!!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    congrats on the hotness!

  • abel

    abel gave props (2 May 2010):

    I agree great shot, voted.

  • joko nuswantoro

    joko nuswantoro gave props (8 May 2010):

    Love it!

  • Julian Barabino

    Julian Barabino (Deleted) said (18 May 2010):

    incredible thema and pic!

  • Enric Martinez

    Enric Martinez gave props (19 May 2010):

    Good series and very interesting from a journalistic point of view, kudos!

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